WandaVision Proves Fuller House’s Biggest Missed Opportunity
WandaVision is heavily inspired by sitcoms and Elizabeth Olsen being brilliant in it proves that Fuller House should've asked her to play Michelle.
WandaVision might have solely launched two episodes to date, but it makes it painfully clear how Fuller House failed by not asking Elizabeth Olsen to play Michelle Tanner. In 2016, Netflix’s spin-off sequel to Full House debuted with the entire forged from the unique show — aside from the youngest Tanner sister. Because it turned out, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who alternately performed the character within the original series and is Elizabeth’s sisters, declined to return to their performing roots, explaining that they are retired from showbusiness.
This resulted in 5 seasons of Fuller House with no Michelle which made the show oddly incomplete. Early on, the series made an effort to make sure that she was referenced once in a while; apparently, Michelle was now based mostly in New York operating a style empire just like the Olsen twins, and never once within the half a decade was she in a position to come residence. Ultimately, the spin-off grew so tired of discovering methods to make up for her absence that they barely talked about her anymore. In actual fact, the one time she was ever name-dropped within the latter season was when the character was the butt of their jokes. Fuller House did not even attempt to clarify why she does not attend DJ and Stephanie’s wedding within the finale.
It wasn’t as if the Fuller House executives did not strive convincing both of the Olsens to hitch the show, but they proved reportedly set on their choice to skip the reunion. That mentioned, they may’ve reached out to Elizabeth as an Opportunity, as she can also be an actor, and bodily resembles her sisters sufficient that she might move as Michelle. If this concept did not sound good earlier than, seeing WandaVision proved that this could’ve been what was performed. As she is with just about every part she does, Elizabeth is good within the sitcom-inspired Marvel Studios series. She has nice comedic timing, and if she may also help recreate the feel of older sitcoms like I Love Lucy and Bewitched, it is secure to say that she would’ve been in a position to simply mimic her sisters and convey an older Michelle to life. It is value noting that there are conflicting tales about whether or not or not Fuller House truly reached out to Elizabeth for the gig, but the actress maintains that they didn’t when she appeared on Every part Iconic with Danny Pellegrino in 2018.
Elizabeth didn’t should be a Fuller House mainstay; Michelle might’ve nonetheless lived in New York operating her enterprise which would’ve defined why she’s not in San Francisco together with her family. As an Opportunity, the actress might play the half often simply so the character has had a bodily presence within the spin-0ff. For a show that put nice worth in family, it is odd that she could not even get any day off to supply help to DJ when she was instantly widowed or when Stephanie had Danielle through Kimmy’s surrogacy. There have been also no cellphone calls by any means; the least Fuller House might’ve performed was ask Elizabeth (if the twins really did not need to be concerned) to report one thing for a voice cameo.
As WandaVision progresses, it’ll finally deal with the ’80s/’90s period of sitcom and whereas Full House will not be a direct inspiration for what they do for these many years, Elizabeth mentioned that there is a reference to her sisters’ previous show. No matter what that may be, it will solely further emphasize Fuller House’s missed Opportunity not casting Elizabeth for the function of grown-up Michelle. Maybe in the event that they had been in a position to make this occur, followers of the character would not really feel this upset that she was basically forged apart regardless of being an necessary participant within the original series.